Previewing the Broncos’ Long Offseason

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Jan 13, 2015; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway speaks to the media at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

“Fire John Fox!”

“Can Manning!”

After the Denver Broncos were dispatched by the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional round, 24-13, these were the kind of things every member of Broncos Country thought.

Can you blame them?

Everything that could go wrong, did, for the Broncos on Sunday.

Peyton Manning had an absolutely terrible game, going 26-46 for 211 yards and one touchdown.

The offensive line had seen better days but C.J. Anderson still found a way to keep Denver in the game. He was seemingly the only Bronco on the field that wanted to actually, I don’t know, win on Sunday.

Defensively, the Broncos looked uninspired and flat, just like the rest of the team.

Most of all, Denver’s coaching staff let down the team. Again they were out-coached. Again they showed up to a big game unprepared. In the end, their many failures when it mattered the most cost them their jobs.

So, with all of that in mind, where do the Broncos and general manager John Elway go from here?

Elway has proven to Broncos Country that he’s capable of keeping this franchise on track and that he knows what’s best for the team.

This will be his toughest offseason, by far, and he’ll need to make some major decisions that stem from the coaching staff to the actual players.

Let’s take an early look at what Elway is faced with and the organization-shaping choices he’ll have to make.